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Most Devout: 1,726thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,589thMost Armed: 3,852nd
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Bladeism

Population7.025 billion

CapitalKaeso City
LeaderGrand Master Prophet Augustus
FaithBladeism

CurrencyBladeist Ducat
AnimalColossal Squid

The Holy Empire of Bladeism is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Grand Master Prophet Augustus with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, infamous sell-swords, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.025 billion Bladeists are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaeso City. The average income tax rate is 80.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Bladeist economy, worth a remarkable 1,212 trillion Bladeist Ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 172,541 Bladeist Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

The moon's craters are more numerous every day, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system, the news is showing footage of Grand Master Prophet Augustus bullying an old man to the point of tears, and male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bladeism's national animal is the Colossal Squid, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Bladeism.

Bladeism is ranked 54,047th in the world and 1st in Acadiana for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 3,598.33 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Devout: 1,726thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,589thMost Armed: 3,852ndLargest Black Market: 4,449thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,145thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,477thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,940thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,297thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,157thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,089thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,149thLargest Governments: 9,485thHighest Average Incomes: 9,509thLowest Crime Rates: 9,565thMost Efficient Economies: 10,343rdTop
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Most Conservative: 11,750thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,631stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,949thMost Developed: 13,161stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,449thHighest Economic Output: 13,908thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,923rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,144thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,531stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,755thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,043rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,936thMost Cultured: 19,844thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,983rdMost Authoritarian: 21,552nd

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